Al Yergey MS Scientist Award

Photo of Al Yergey The Al Yergey Mass Spectrometry Scientist Award is sponsored by ASMS to recognize dedication and significant contributions to mass spectrometry-based science by “unsung heroes.” This award is named in memory of Al Yergey a well-respected scientist who served 45 years at National Institutes of Health where he was known as a dedicated mentor. 2018 marked the 50th year of Al's ASMS membership. 

Nominations will be held for three years. Up to three awards ($1,000 each and a plaque) will be presented at the ASMS Annual Conference. Nominations are due November 30. Scroll down for details on nomination process.

Al Yergey MS Scientist 2024 Recipients

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Yergey - CampuzanoIain D. G. Campuzano (Amgen Research) obtained a PhD from Southampton University and then pursued an industry career, working for Servier R&D, Cellzome, Micromass/Waters and since 2011 for Amgen Research, where he leads analytical characterization teams in the US and Canada. Iain has written over 70 peer reviewed papers, patents and has mentored Amgen interns and post-docs. He is a strong supporter and promoter of mass spectrometry technologies and applications in industry. His most notable achievement was establishing high-throughput mass spectrometry as a key analytical method during the discovery and screening stages of LUMAKRAS, the first small molecule therapeutic that covalently targets the mutated oncogene KRASG12C.

Yergey - GrantRussell P. Grant (LabCorp) built a career reputation for marrying clever chromatographic techniques to mass spectrometric (MS) detection and ultimately to the field of clinical diagnostics. He has cut the trail for the application of research grade tools to human health. He selflessly participates in conferences and short courses in clinical chemistry and redirects honoraria into travel grants for students. When Russ is presenting in the poster hall, he always stands at his work to converse, teach and laugh with every reviewer.

Yergey - Park2Melvin Park (Bruker Daltonics) has worked over the past 30 years to advance the capabilities of advanced, high resolution mass spectrometry and ion mobility instrumentation. One of his most significant contributions is the invention of trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS) technology that has largely revolutionized the field of biological mass spectrometry. Through his mentoring skills Mel conveys ingenuity, pursuit of performance and legacy to the field of mass spectrometry.

Eligibility & How To Submit a Nomination

Eligibility. Nominations are open to scientists (NON-tenure track) in academic, government, non-profit, and industrial labs. Nominees must be members of ASMS.

Nominations are due November 30. 
How to Nominate. First, complete and submit the online nomination form. Second, insure that required letters are sent by email. Nomination is not complete until letters are received by info [at] asms [dot] org. Letters must be received by November 30.
Items needed to complete the online nomination form:

  1. The nominee’s current position, affiliation, and contact information;
  2. A brief statement describing the dedication and contributions of the nominee to mass spectrometry;
  3. The nominee’s CV or biographical sketch;
  4. Names and emails of two professional colleagues of the nominee who will provide letters of support.

Award recipients will be selected by a committee of members appointed by the ASMS President.

Go to online nomination form.

Past Recipients of the Al Yergey MS Scientist Award

2023: Eduard Denisov, Jodie Johnson, and Amina Woods

2022: Gordon A. Anderson, MIchael A. Grayson, Martha M. Vestling

2021: Mark Kushnir; Arpad Somogyi

2020: Rachel Ogorzalek Loo

2019: Jeffrey Shabanowitz